I thought I would show you some of my yarn I have gotten recently. I have learned I am not the only one who gets excited about new yarn!
First, I ordered some yarn at Fabric.com because they were having a great sale. I got some Lion Brand Cotton Ease (my favorite) and also some Martha Stewart Craft Yarn.
This Martha Stewart yarn is an acrylic and wool blend yarn. It’s really soft and almost has a little shiny shimmer to it.
I wouldn’t usually buy this yarn because it’s not the cheapest, but again I splurged when I saw it was on sale
Next I wanted to show you the yarn I bought at the local yarn store in our area a couple weeks ago
Oh I wish you could touch and squish this yarn. It is so soft and just beautiful!
It’s called Baby Bunny and it’s 60% Pima cotton, 30% Modal, and 10% Angora. I’d be lying if I said I knew what all of those were
This is the other yarn I got. It’s a sock (or fingering) yarn called Happy Feet. (The name pulled me in) It’s 90% Superwash Merino wool and 10% Nylon. I saw these colors and thought of Hailey right away. I’ll be using this to make a little knitted teddy bear
I plan on using most of this yarn to make Hailey knitted toys. Like I have said before, I’m hooked! And speaking of the knitted toys, the elephant is almost done!
I’m working on the ears right now. When those are done, I’ll add the tail and face and it’s done! Don’t be alarmed by the needles sticking out of his head…
I’m definitely improving with my knitting skills. I have switched to continental knitting and I’m picking up a lot of speed. I also noticed, when comparing to the hippo, that my holes are getting smaller. So I hope things will get better and easier as I make more
I also want to share one last thing. Yesterday I attempted to French braid Hailey’s hair for the first time. I just pulled up a YouTube video and gave it a shot. I started with a single braid then did pigtail braids.
They’re not perfect but I LOVE them! It’s great because they’re nice and sturdy and keep her hair out of her face.
I may wake up extra early on Sunday to braid her hair before church.
Sorry to throw the hair pictures in there. But hey, I think doing hair is a craft so why not?
Have a great day everyone!